Well, we have some wonderful proof that very wise and well informed people can be filthy, contemptible antisemites, provided by, of all people, Helen Thomas.
In a recent interview, she expressed the following position:
"After being asked for her opinion of Israel, Thomas responded by saying: "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine."
Turning her attention to the Palestinians, she said, "Remember, these people are occupied. And it's their land," adding the Jews should "go home" to Poland and Germany."
I want to deal a little with the facts of her assertion, but just let us say straight out that this woman has revealed herself to be an unrepentant racist of the most disgusting kind.
Thomas, the daughter of Lebanese Immigrants, issued the following pathetic excuse in the way of an apology:
"I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon," she wrote."